YWCA's long-time leader is stepping down

Jan 17, 2018

Credit YWCA

After 33 years as the head of the YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County, Jeanne Carroll is stepping down. Her last day will be April 30.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Carroll recalled her first board meeting in 1985 and “Feeling so energized about the organization, its mission and its people.” The YWCA’s goal is to help empower women, promote peace, and eliminate racism.

“Our YWCA staff leadership team has a great complement of talent, skills and experience that will allow for a smooth transition and continue to implement services for some of the most vulnerable women and children in our community as well continuing our efforts in community wide racial equity education and advocacy,” Carroll said in her statement.

Carroll noted that she’s leaving the organization because of commitments to her family’s health, and to explore other opportunities.

The YWCA board will immediately begin a search for Carroll’s replacement.